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        Finding the Flow from Kansai to Kochi

        Shikoku’s many mountains, valleys and proximity to the ocean has made it a hidden gem for rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts willing to take a step or two further from the Golden Route of Kyoto and Osaka.

        Solace and Giant Salamanders in Akiota

        Just beyond Hiroshima City is a tranquil outdoor destination home to some of Japan's last remaining oosanshouo, the elusive giant salamander.
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        The Oni Trail: Hiking Coastal Kyoto

        The mystical oni is prevalent in Japanese children’s stories, usually as a way to scare kids straight. Adventure Travel Kyoto is shedding a new light on this folklore and developing a new hiking route in the countryside of Kyoto.

        Spring Skiing in Japan 2022

        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
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      • Pow Bar Founder Megumi Scott

        Beyond the Brand: Pow Bar

        An interview with Megumi Scott, the founder of Niseko brand Pow Bar.
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        Churamura: Footprints in the Sand

        Churamura, an NPO in Okinawa, work to conserve marine life and protect endangered sea turtles in Japan's southernmost prefecture.
        Kawazu

        Fall in Love with Kawazu

        Enjoy waterfall hikes and hot springs, beautiful beaches and delicious seafood in Kawazu on the western coast of Izu Peninsula.
    • Winter
      • Spring Skiing in Japan 2022

        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
        Indy Pass Outdoor Japan Tohoku

        The Resistance

        The Indy Pass arrives in Japan to bring avid riders to local resorts that punch above their weight class and offer varied terrain.
        Shinano Town Outdoor Japan

        Go Deep into Shinano

        Discover Snow Country in Shinano Town in northern Nagano, popular for its deep powder but also its mountainous winter scenery.
        Evergreen Outdoor Center Japan

        Japan Snow Guide: Winter 2022 Events & No...

        Check out the latest news and winter events held at ski resorts all over Japan in 2022!
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      • video

        Finding the Flow from Kansai to Kochi

        Shikoku’s many mountains, valleys and proximity to the ocean has made it a hidden gem for rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts willing to take a step or two further from the Golden Route of Kyoto and Osaka.
        Kyoto Oni Trail Outdoor Japanvideo

        The Oni Trail: Hiking Coastal Kyoto

        The mystical oni is prevalent in Japanese children’s stories, usually as a way to scare kids straight. Adventure Travel Kyoto is shedding a new light on this folklore and developing a new hiking route in the countryside of Kyoto.
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    • River and Lake
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        Finding the Flow from Kan...

        Shikoku’s many mountains, valleys and proximity to the ocean has made it a hidden gem for rafting, kayaking and canyoning enthusiasts willing to take a step or two further from the Golden Route of Kyoto and Osaka.
    • Mountain and Land
    • Sky
    • Snow and Ice
      • Spring Skiing in Japan 2022

        It may be spring in Japan but you can still ski in select ski resorts open all the way to Golden Week.
        Indy Pass Outdoor Japan Tohoku

        The Resistance

        The Indy Pass arrives in Japan to bring avid riders to local resorts that punch above their weight class and offer varied terrain.
        Shinano Town Outdoor Japan

        Go Deep into Shinano

        Discover Snow Country in Shinano Town in northern Nagano, popular for its deep powder but also its mountainous winter scenery.
        Evergreen Outdoor Center Japan

        Japan Snow Guide: Winter 2022 Events & No...

        Check out the latest news and winter events held at ski resorts all over Japan in 2022!
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The X Factor

Longer nights can only mean one thing…colder weather is on the way and it will soon be time to throw down some deep lines in the powder. When seeking hectic terrain, keep your senses in tact and your engine running smooth by staying warm and being prepared.

R.E.D. Hi-Fi Helmet
Plug in, tune out and go big

Leave it to Jake and his staff to make it cool to wear a lid on the slopes and raise the bar higher with one of the lightest strength-to-weight ratio snowboard and ski helmets on the market. The R.E.D. Hi-Fi with optional Audex audio ear pads enables you to plug directly into any iPod or other audio devices for D.J. quality sound without uncomfortable earphones. Also features a removable goggle gasket and zip clip ratchet chin buckle, so you can get the fit you need in seconds.

WEBLINK
jp.burton.com

Ride Contraband Snowboard Bindings
Lock these bad boys up when not in use

Released under K2’s RIDE brand, the new and improved Contraband is a freestyle and park binding that is turning heads with its revolutionary V-Strap single ratchet technology and ultra- light construction. Now incorporating the new wedgie 2.5-foot bed. Watch your ollie easily pop clear of boundaries and grommets crowding the scene.

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k2japan.com

Haglofs Chaos and Creva Jackets
Tough enough for winter, light enough for spring and made for a woman

From the Daistugan cottage in Torsang, Sweden, Victor Haglof had the right idea back in 1914 when he set off to sell his first batch of handmade packs. Quality fit and function are the trademarks of the Haglof brand and the Chaos multi-purpose jacket with a two-layer Gore-tex shell provides the right combination of waterproof yet breathable fabric. Add a fleece or warm thermal layer for Hokkaido winters or go light for riding Gassan in late spring.

The female specific Creva jacket utilizes a three-layer Gore-tex Proshell to keep the cold out while still being able to breathe on backcountry ascents. Cut slightly longer for better hip protection and warmth, the fit is athletic and allows for maximum freedom of movement without any excess fabric to get snagged or impede your vision at high speeds.

WEBLINK
haglofs.jp

Mammut Free ride 25L Backpack
Carry the backcountry essentials in style

Designed for both planks and boards, this 25-liter backcountry pack is hydration system compatible and offers no-frills Swiss design. Front and side pockets are ergonomically placed for your beacon, phone and other safety equipment while the 980 g. jacket suspension system makes for a comfortable and close fit. Don’t forget your shovel, probe and common sense.

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mammut.ch

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